Skip to comments.Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout
Posted on 01/23/2013 5:25:02 PM PST by Baynative
(Reuters) - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication.
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Yea, thanks a lot, idiots.
AMAZING- What if they had simply talked about a conservative agenda in the campaign and not been shied away from confronting Obama head on?
I have come to the conclusion that Ryan is phony and ineffectual. He (usually, sort of) talks the right talk but he can’t ever seem to accomplish jack. And he’s pretty eager to climb on the bipartisan bandwagon, once he figures out what it is.
I really don’t care what he thinks any more. He lost my respect and only actions, not words, have any chance of regaining it.
Romney and Ryan got MUCH better turnout in Wisconsin in November than Scott Walker got in June 2012 in his recall vote victory.
I think that the Obama campaign just had more walking-around money to "spread the wealth" than did the Wisconsin recall forces - and this was true in ALL the swing states.
It was your RINO running mate, Paul.
Its better than the idiots who are blaming the consumer for the crappy product.
I agree. He’s another RINO in conservative clothing.
With the MSM calling the shots, what do you expect?
They lost because Mr. RomneyCARE did not want to win,
wanted his wife to defend him as HE usually defended Obama,
and because Mr. RomneyCARE was the inventor of ObamaCARE
and the imposer of gay marriage (but pretended he was not).
Also, they lost because Mr. RomneyCARE and Tokyo Rove
attacked every real conservative over and over and
then even would not let the other sides speak at the
They also lost because when the other side cheated
extensively, Mr. RomneyCARE could not wait to ‘give up’,
so that he and Mr. Rove could split hundreds of millions
of $$$$$ between themselves.
Never forget that Obama is ONLY pRes_ _ent
because Mr. RomneCARE attacked Gov. Palin
on the EVE of election 2008.
I blame it on GOP impotence, of which Mr Ryan is part.
He lost because Obama can turn out 90% plus in urban America.
Romney, as Republican victor in the primaries, had the opportunity to reach out to the conservatives and bring them into his campaign. Instead, he made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t interested in having them campaign for him.
Big mistake! The conservatives, particularly those with a morally conservaitve agenda, are the footsoldiers who go out into neighborhoods and bring in the votes. Not this time.
Romney shouldn’t have been politically stupid, but there you have it. He should have reached out to his competitors and ASKED for their support, and included Sarah Palin in that as well. It wouldn’t have cost him anything to do that, and because he didn’t, it cost him in the end and he lost the election.
“It’s the candidate, stupid.”
Willard RINOmney was the best candidate Obama could have asked for. What a fantastic opponent to use as a punching bag.
He was pushed by the GOPe. He sucked. He still does.
Ryan was steamrolled by Biden.
How ridiculous... How did he make it clear he wasn’t interested? Because he didn’t send everyone flowers and a card? If so-called conservatives sat on their fat asses and helped this socialist get elected again, then f’m. They deserve to suffer for what they’ve done. I voted for Romney because I knew he was infinitely better than Obama. Not because anyone ASKED for anything. It should have been obvious as all hell.
Pi$$ing-off a sizable portion of your base and daring them to stay home didn’t help either.
kiryandil~:” I think that the Obama campaign just had more walking-around money to “spread the wealth” than did the Wisconsin recall forces - and this was true in ALL the swing states.”
I think you are partially right !
Republicans are communication ineffective :
#1) no Conservative voice on Mainstream television
#1a) Conservative voice is only on the radio -we are preaching to oursleves
#2) they didn’t use cellphones to enliven and jack up the base
#3) The Obama campaign is using their cellphone list, even now , to strengthen their voice on gun control.
The loss was in part due to voter fraud here in Florida, Ohio etc. especially by the unions & Democrats. They will win at any cost even if it means the United States becomes a 3rd world country.